ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, the longest-running sitcom about an Asian-American family in broadcast television history, will end this season.
On Thursday, ABC notified production and the cast that it will not order more episodes and the show will bow out next year, with its 14th and 15th episodes serving as a one-hour series finale. Read on to see why Fresh Off the Boat Ending…
Thank you so much @FreshOffABC for galvanizing the Asian-American Community into a living breathing organism. If it wasn’t for #FreshOffTheBoat there would be no #DrKen or #CrazyRichAsians. I Love You So Much. ???? pic.twitter.com/xmVwEGcKTE
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) November 8, 2019
CelebNMovies247.com has learned via a press release sent out Friday, ABC confirmed the news and announced that the finale will air on February 21.
The news of Fresh Off the Boat being canceled reads as follows:
As the show’s ratings declined in recent years, ABC moved Fresh Off the Boat from its Tuesday night family block to a revived TGIF block on Fridays, but that hasn’t improved its performance. The show’s sixth-season renewal this spring was marred by controversy after star Constance Wu tweeted she was “literally crying” when the new season was announced. Wu later clarified that she wasn’t upset because Fresh Off the Boat was renewed, but because the renewal meant giving up another project that she really wanted to do.
Creator Nahnatchka Khan who is “proud of the show and what we’ve accomplished weighed in on the series ending.
I’m so proud of the show and what we’ve accomplished over the past six seasons. Thank you to everyone at ABC and 20th Century Fox Television for going on this ride with us. It was truly a special experience and hopefully will forever be a reminder of all the stories out there that deserve to be told. Like B.I.G. said, ‘And if you don’t know, now you know.’
When Fresh Off the Boat premiered in 2015, it was the first broadcast sitcom about an Asian-American family since Margaret Cho’s All-American Girl in 1994. Led by Khan, who serves as showrunner, and executive producer Melvin Mar, it will finish its run with six seasons and 116 produced episodes. The single-camera comedy was the first show to celebrate Chinese New Year and the first network show to travel to Asia, paving the way for Asian-American content to become its own artistic genre.
Hudson David Yang who plays Eddie on the ABC seres also said his goodbye’s:
Bye fam…love u all
We got a bunch of episodes left this season so pls watch them before we go???https://t.co/Yi8jvWvkM6
— Hudson David Yang (@HudsonDYang) November 8, 2019